Learn Tibetan textile art in online apprenticeship with me. Make your art a sacred practice. The Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program is the vehicle through which I teach creative, fabric-loving Buddhist women around the world to stitch sacred beauty — beauty like you see in these wake-ups each week. Visit StitchingBuddhas.com for more info and send me an email if you have any questions.
I’ve been rummaging through memories and memorabilia in preparation for my Focus on the Masters interview.
FOTM is a nonprofit art appreciation program that documents, preserves, and presents the works and lives of contemporary artists in southern California.
The FOTM archive includes oral histories, videotaped interviews, photographic portraits, and examples of artists’ work. I’m extremely honored to have been selected for inclusion.
Founded in 1994 (while I was living in Dharamsala learning Tibetan appliqué as an apprentice), FOTM is the only biographical resource project of its kind in the country.
Part of the FOTM documentation process is a taped interview with founder Donna Granata in front of a live studio audience. Let me know if you’d like to be in that audience on March 28!
I’m working on a new commission for the woman with whom my Saraswati thangka lives.
This one is personal, nontraditional.
It’s designed to reflect themes of darkness and light, open spaces and narrow places… themes that have arisen in the patron’s life and which we explored in retreat together.
It’s fun to work with a variety of fabrics
I’m enjoying this new process. Always curious as to what will emerge. Still not sure what shape the finished piece will take.
Have you heard of the Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program? It’s the means by which I teach fabric-loving Buddhist women around the world to stitch sacred beauty — beauty like you see in these wake-ups each week. Might you be a stitching buddha?
If you yearn to integrate your creativity and your spirituality, you just might be. Make art your sacred practice. Visit StitchingBuddhas.com for more info and send me an email if you have any questions.
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